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Issues Americans care about

Every year the Pew Research Center asks Americans what their top political priority is for the year. It should come as no surprise that the economy, jobs, and terrorism top…

Billionaires’ favorite politicians

Jon Bruner for Forbes reports on billionaire contributions to politicians over the past four years: The billionaires on the Forbes 400 list have given more than $30 million to politicians…

The Election on Twitter

In what seems to have become an expectation during all major events, a Twitter tracker from the New York Times shows you what candidates are getting the most and least…

Visualizing NFL statistics

Sports statistics. Always so many tables. Juice Analytics takes a more visual approach with their interactive: Our NFL stats "spike chart" is an easy way to see who's leading the…

Iraq War logs released by Wikileaks shed new light

This past Friday, Wikileaks released a second batch of reports on Iraq: At 5pm EST Friday 22nd October 2010 WikiLeaks released the largest classified military leak in history. The 391,832…

Find your flight via visual interface

Booking flights became so much easier when it all shifted online, but it hasn't changed in years. You put in your preferred dates and times and you get a long…

Average age of Congress over time

I don't know about you, but I tend to associate Congress with an older generation. Just how hold are the folks who make up the Senate and House of Representatives?…

Mad Men office floor plan

I've never seen an episode, but if my Twitter stream has taught me anything, it's that many of you will enjoy this floor plan of the Mad Men office by…

Animated graphic on why you should shut off your work computer

Millions of people leave their work computer on every day, thus wasting lots and lots of energy through the night when no one is there. In this animated infographic, Nigel…

True size of Africa

Online maps that we use for directions use the Mercator projection, and this tends to dictate how we perceive the size of countries and continents. If you look at the…

Conversation with Obama: track and ask questions on Twitter

President Obama will be answering questions live at a youth town hall today at 4pm EST, with livestreaming on MTV, BET, and CMT. He'll be taking questions from the audience…

Explanation of current economic slump

Neil Irwin and Alicia Parlapiano of The Washington Post report with this interactive graphic on why it doesn't feel like we're in a recovery: The nation’s economic woes boil down…

How K-12 schools in your area measure up

In collaboration with NBC News and The Gates Foundation, Ben Fry-headed Fathom Design shows you how K-12 schools measure up in your area. If you're a parent or soon-to-be parent…

Where refugees come from

Thousands of people flee their country every year, and the travel patterns are by no means easy to understand. Christian Behrens, in a revamp of a class project, visualizes these…

Software evolution storylines

In a follow up to code_swarm, a visualization to show the development of software projects, Michael Ogawa has another look with Software Evolution Storylines: My previous software visualization experiment, code_swarm,…

Mobile patent lawsuits

It seems like all the mobile groups are suing each other these days. Who's suing whom? What company is suing the most? Who's getting sued the most? There was a…

Map series of oil spill in Gulf

Everyone's fascinated with animated graphics, which is cool, but sometimes a series of a whole bunch of maps is just as good. Archie Tse of The New York Times shows…

Fictional map of online communities

xkcd + numbers on online communities. Need I say more? Along the same lines as the Web 2.0 Points of Control, xkcd maps online communities with fictitious regions sized by…

Typographic maps

Cartography group Axis Maps continues their run of mapping goodness with the announcement of their typographic maps: Created as a labor of love, these unique maps accurately depict the streets…

Make your vote count with VoteEasy

Do you know who you'll be voting for this year? It can be tough deciding with all of the different issues and candidates. The commercials on TV don't exactly help…

Challenge: Advertised vs. actual waistline

Ever notice how pants seem to fit differently from store-to-store even though they're labeled as the same size? Why does the 36-inch at Old Navy feel kind of loose but…

Charted history of airline mergers

Airlines have been merging, going out of business, and growing since forever. Karl Russell for The New York Times shows just how much change there's been during the past few…